Fifteen public schools from across the country – Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming – have won $35,000 in technology as finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a national competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Topics ranged from ways to address water pollution to mosquito-borne illnesses to urban food deserts which they illustrated through a short video they submitted as one of 51 state winners.
As national finalists, the teams will present their projects to a live panel of judges on March 18 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Five national grand prize winners will then be selected by a panel of judges, Samsung employees and the public, through online voting which is open 12:01 a.m. EST, March 2, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. EST, March 25, 2015 at Samsung.com/solve.
The 15 national finalists are:
Lawrence County High School
Caddo Hills High School
Downtown College Prep
San Jose, CA
Imagine Hope Community Charter School
Caesar Rodney High School
James Campbell High School
Ewa Beach, HI
Frankie Woods McCullough Academy
Bow High School
Galena High School
Cedar Cliff Middle School
Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy
Hudson's Bay High School
To learn more about the competition, visit: http://www.samsung.com/solve